2014 News & Featured Stories Archive

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110-year-old Corn-judging Trophy Returns Home to Odebolt

June 17th, 2014
AMES, Iowa — A 110-year-old corn-judging trophy at Iowa State University has returned home to Odebolt for the town’s annual celebration, June 20 and 21. The A.E. Cook Corn Trophy was delivered this week to Odebolt to be displayed in conjunction...

Track and Field Star Now in Race to Help Combat Livestock Diseases at ISU

June 10th, 2014
AMES, Iowa – Fewer than 100 athletes have been inducted into the Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union Track & Field Hall of Fame since it began in 1976. One of the new 2014 inductees has traded in her track spikes for a lab coat and safety...

Iowa Soybean Research Center Approved by Iowa Board of Regents

June 4th, 2014
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Ankeny, Iowa – The Iowa Board of Regents today approved the formation of the Iowa Soybean Research Center at Iowa State University (ISU) in Ames. The center, a partnership between the Iowa Soybean Association (ISA) and ISU, will take soybean...

Iowa Swine Day to Discuss Topics of Interest to Pork Producers

June 2nd, 2014
John Patience
AMES, Iowa — The pork industry’s response to federal action phasing out some antibiotics used to promote growth in hog production will be discussed June 26 at the third annual Iowa Swine Day at Iowa State University. “Presentations at Iowa Swine...

ISU Agriculture Dean Named to Board of Binational Ag Research Organization

May 30th, 2014
AMES, Iowa — The dean of Iowa State University’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences has been named to the board of directors of the U.S.-Israel Binational Agricultural Research and
 Development Fund....

Iowa State University Research Farm Field Days Begin June 5

May 22nd, 2014
AMES, Iowa — Iowa State University Research and Demonstration Farms field days begin June 5 with a demonstration of cover crops at the Horticulture Research Station near here. “There has been a steady increase in the number of growers adopting...

Iowa State Dairy Farm Hosts Sixth Annual Open House

May 21st, 2014
AMES, Iowa — Milk, cheese, ice cream and yogurt are a few of the samples that will be handed out at the Iowa State University Dairy Farm annual open house on Friday, June 6, from 6 - 11 a.m. The sixth annual open house, which is open to the...

ISU to Work on Herbicide Resistance Strategies with USDA Research Grant

May 20th, 2014
AMES, Iowa — An Iowa State University project on managing herbicide-resistant weeds is one of 12 grants to increase food security and improve food production announced this week by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food...

Egg Industry Center Looking to Fund Research

May 15th, 2014
AMES, Iowa — The Egg Industry Center (EIC) is seeking pre-proposals for egg industry-oriented research to fund through its grant award program. “The number of pre-proposals in response to the 2013 call created a highly competitive selection...

Iowa State Crops Team Places Second

May 8th, 2014
AMES, Iowa - The Iowa State University Crops Team won second place in the four-year school division at the 2014 North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture (NACTA) Crops Contest held April 10-12 at Northwest Missouri State University....

Iowa State University Faculty Contribute to National Climate Assessment

May 6th, 2014
AMES, Iowa — The Third National Climate Assessment (NCA3), which communicates climate change science and impacts in the United States, will be released this week with contributions from Iowa State University faculty. Lois Wright Morton,...

Iowa State University Scientist Coauthors Natural Resources Roadmap

May 6th, 2014
AMES, Iowa — An Iowa State University professor was a key author on a new national report on challenges facing natural resources. Richard Cruse, professor of agronomy and director of the Iowa Water Center at ISU, was lead author on the...

Iowa State Chapter Places Second at National Agri-Marketing Competition

April 29th, 2014
AMES, Iowa  – The Iowa State University Student National Agri-Marketing Association (NAMA) chapter placed second in the Student Marketing Team Competition. To compete, students develop a business plan and a professional presentation to market a...

Iowa Swine Day June 26 to Tackle Topics of Interest to Pork Industry

April 14th, 2014
AMES, Iowa — Porcine epidemic diarrhea virus, food safety, animal welfare and biosecurity will be some of the pressing topics covered June 26 at the third annual Iowa Swine Day at Iowa State University. Regional, national and international...

MEDIA ADVISORY: Agricultural Research Breakthroughs, 125th Anniversary of Experiment Station Featured in College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Magazine

April 8th, 2014
  AMES, Iowa – One hundred and twenty-five years of agricultural research breakthroughs by the Iowa Agriculture and Home Economics Experiment Station are celebrated in the most recent issue of Iowa State University’s College of Agriculture and...

Iowa State University Ranked Among Top Universities in World in Agriculture and Forestry

April 3rd, 2014
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AMES, Iowa — Iowa State University has been ranked fifth in the world among universities in the area of agriculture and forestry by a British organization’s annual university rankings. Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings measures...

Distillers Grains Symposium Set for May 14 and 15

March 25th, 2014
AMES, Iowa — The Distillers Grains Technology Council, based at Iowa State University, will host its annual scientific meeting this May in Irving, Texas. “The symposium will provide the latest...

Jim Blome to Present Hertz Lecture at Iowa State University April 3

March 25th, 2014
  AMES, Iowa — The 2014 Carl and Marjory Hertz Lecture on Emerging Issues in Agriculture will be presented by Jim Blome, president and CEO of Bayer CropScience, on April 3 at Iowa State University. Blome will offer his perspective on issues...

ISU Students to Attend Norman Borlaug Statue Unveiling in Washington D.C.

March 21st, 2014
AMES, Iowa – A Norman Borlaug statue will be unveiled at the U.S. Capitol Building in Washington, D.C. on March 25 to commemorate Borlaug's legacy and celebrate his 100th birthday. Borlaug, who was born in Cresco, Iowa, dedicated his life to...

Research Progress Outlined for ISU's Iowa Nutrient Research Center

March 17th, 2014
AMES, Iowa — Progress is being made on 10 projects funded through the Iowa Nutrient Research Center at Iowa State University. The center was established in 2013 by the Iowa Board of Regents in response to legislation passed last spring by the...

ISU College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Recognizes Outstanding Faculty and Staff

March 12th, 2014
AMES, Iowa - The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Iowa State University presented annual awards to faculty and staff at its spring awards ceremony on March 12. Award winners include: Forrest Nutter, Jr. received the Outstanding...

Iowa State Agricultural Entrepreneurship Initiative Hosts First Entrepreneurial Agribusiness Executive Conference

February 25th, 2014
AMES, Iowa – Agribusiness executives from across the nation gathered last week for the inaugural Entrepreneurial Agribusiness Executive Conference hosted by the Iowa State Agricultural Entrepreneurship Initiative. The conference, held Feb. 18-19...

Open Forums Set for Animal Science Department Chair Candidates at Iowa State University

February 21st, 2014
AMES, Iowa — Open forums are scheduled for three finalists who have applied to be the next chair of the Department of Animal Science at Iowa State University. Maynard Hogberg, the current department chair, announced his plans for retirement last...

New Holland Provides Tractors to Iowa State University BioCentury Research Farm

February 19th, 2014
AMES, Iowa — The loan of two tractors by New Holland Agriculture to Iowa State University’s BioCentury Research Farm has provided new options for its biomass research projects. The BioCentury Research Farm combines biomass feedstock production,...

Iowa State University Researchers Use New Way to Measure Nitrate in Soil

February 19th, 2014
AMES, Iowa — A team of Iowa State University scientists have measured nitrate in soil with a unique infrared sensor system opening the possibility of determining the level of this vital nutrient in real time as fertilizer is being applied to...

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